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LOCAL NEWS VOTES.
Scarlet fever was repwrtefl at Hie health
o fß teraay as existing at Western ave
nue arid Carroll strei .
Those bavlng tickets for the House of
Good Shepherd entertaiumetart may exchange
them tor • iservefl seats al Fartfeli, Hi.ward k.
Co.'s a id not Dyre Bros.' »>: already an
The commissioners of St. Croix county,
Wia a ■conniaitted by Secretary Hart, ol the
state board of corrections sn«l (*arllies, will
, , 1 the podrhouse of [Jakota 1 oun
- 11 tomorrow.
Edward \Vest, alias Forcbier. the young fei
lov bi :uscd of assaulting two female mem
beta if t!i" Salvation Arrcy during Hie faun
da v h .rfttng service hi th« Wac :oute street
baitai-ks, was arrair:..:. bKore Judge Twobj
yesterday on the charg< of disorderly con
duct. The i-ase whs cohtii u«d until today. |
Thh evening will occur the regular month
ly meeting of the Si. Paul Epworth League ;
union at Central Parl The regular
meeting night having been changed from the
Ilirst "1 the second Tuesday evening trt ca ■" |
'month. \H officers of all ii 'al societies an
to hf present at 8 p. m., others at S:*n
Winthrop Hoyes, son of \X ft. Soyes, who
was suddenly taken 111 with a endicrtis !at
Saturday, and was Immedinti • placed un ler
th» care of physicians Rl St. Luke's nosplai,
nu reported yesterday afternoon as r<;sm§
comfortably. No operar'on lias as yel besn
The pupils of the pu Is will hsv°
only ten 'lays vacation tl 1 > ar. Fhe I
•will close Thursday even «, tSe 23d, and
JSjpen Monday. Jan. 3. TH usual* hn,.:.;•
--exercises will ho held in the various loams
on tii- closing day, and those in the klnder
earte>ns will i ; ; iallj attractive.
\djt Gen. Muehlberg yesterday conunis- |
storied Frank J. K. n/i etgei as first 11.-uteiiant .
and Frank Vir'.l. a- E< ond liemrnant of
Company F Second Infantry, located at
Spring Valtey. The fire In the armory at ;
Mat place Saturday wns nol as serious as at
Hi-si V- ported, only burning a tew shingles
off the roof.
ST. I 1 U '•• I HEATER VOTES.
0 r the largest and most fashionable
(Honda) nighl audiences of the season gnUier- |
! 3 ( the Grand test >-■ ■ nfrig 60 wir.ur.s Al
. ■ This i lay is delightfully nat
uraf and is in the hands of a most capable
company. David Higrins in the leading ; ro.e ,
original and delightfully
on of tin p»rt. Tomorrow at
2:30 •;..• first popular-priced matinee 01 the
netil « ill occur. «.„
annoumremi M for this city s the- |
son is no less a personage than the
tie comedian, Willie Collier. Mr.
surrounded by a \nw company
1 r c-omedians and will present lor the
me here his \er> latesl and what is
a to be his greati st success. 'The
Man from Mexico." This is the play thai
..1 su.-ii success at Hoyt's theater in :
New York city late last spring. It ran to
overflowing audiences continually !■■!• . n::y- ;
five liights and had il nol been bo late in the
„ asm,, the middle 1 f June, Willie
I his merry company could have
i, ,; in tho metropolis for at least a ,
year V\ illie Collier has be> n Identified with
miite a number of long runs or extended en- ;
d New York. and judging from tne 1
hit ho mad. in his latest venture
it is safe to say that he will return there and
[or an Indefinite per •'.
They \sl» tor im Injunction.
I- b Hale & Co., who are the owners uf
Igment for H05.31 against Francis Cas
. aght an action against Augus
tin Casserly. of Chicago, an.i Elizabeth Cas
serly and the Second National bank, of St.
i Paul to restrain the first two defendants ;
f, , m ' . Uocting from the Second National ;
ban:; moneys therein alleged to belong to
serly. and to i njoin the baail
paying these moneys to Augustin and EHza
Wlsx Kennedy \«ks .<j!ir».(MM(.
Tl ■ ■ rsonal injury suit of Mansdc P. !<<;i- j
ri"d-. igainsl the St. Paul Ctty Railway com
pany is on crial before Judge I'.unn and a
The plaintiff was strui Ii by an Inter
■i! list January whi'i crossing Waba
siia atreel at Coflpge avenue and severely in
■ the head. She asks for Jls,
i'nrson (asc Set .lan. S.
Judge Willi.s filed an order yesterday In
tha matter of tlio receiv* rihlp of Jefti rson
Carson in«olvenf, fixing Saturday, Jan. s.
<.-, the date for rh# hearing of the petition
for the allowance of the tinal account of
Itiicon't (liiiin l« llennl.
The suit of Jtjsepti K. Bacon against Walter
H. hickerman is on trial before Judgo Kelly
and .1 jury. Mr. Bacon sues to recover
$I..",ih> commission, wnich hr alleges the de
f.Mid.ii-i agreed to pay him for negotiating the
purchase, of Ure WKloughty blork.
Ron on Sleeper to Cincinnati nnil |
The Monon through sleeper to Wash- j
tng-ton and Baltimore via Cincinnati
fcas proved a gfreat success and will run
nil winter. It leaves Dearborn station,
Chicago, at 2:45 a. m. (sleeper ready at
:9:30 p. m. 1 and arrives in Washington \
at '!:17 n. m. next day. Fi'ank J. Reed, j
G. i". A., Chicago; L. E. Sepsions, N. j
!W. P. A., .Minneapolis.
( 0111T CnllK iudiij.
Jurj Judges Otis. Kelly and Bunn. 108,
' Z'< '•<■■' ■: 69, 84, I"';.
Ccrurt Judge Brill, 114, 52, 76, .-<!. 91, 92,
1 'hambers — Judge Willis.
Criminal Court Judge Lewis, state of Min
nesota \ j. \v. [■'. Bickel.
Probate Court— Judge Willrich, estatp of
I Thomas B. Campbell and Gertrude Steiien.
Supreme Court— Xos, 192, 193, 195.
IChienso, Milwniikoe & St. l'anl |
Best steam-heated trains to Milwau
jkee and Chicago. City Ticket Oflice
30: Robert street.
Seventh and Cedar Streets.
Telephone 13?, Meat Market 79-.'.
Another car of .the Batavia high grade |
Canned Good's received. Come in and taste ;
them. They are the best canned fruits and :
Vfar^talil.-s that enter cans.
A gallon for Golden Drip Syrup. Bring your
"A gallon for our high grade Vanilla Drip i
Sv ■■. 1. You pay as higli as 7" cents for this '
elsewhere. Bring your jug.
A can tor Good Corn.
' r A can for Peaches sll :ed for cream. They j
ar •■ superb and very ''nun. Come and buy ,
v, pan and you will want a dozen next day.
V' ■ have a large Invoice of them.
2',>C 3 nt3
'A 1 ound for Pop C 01 11.
'A b< s for a very fancy fresh lot of large,
perfei flavored Apples in bushel
A. peel ■ Cooking Apples,
Fu' four pounds of Washing Soda.
A pound for fine new !., ; ; . ::i Ci ron.
A can fur 3-pound large cans of fin" Sweet
F'Pi- a liox iif Layer Table Raisins containing
one layer or live pounds each.
"A gallon for fresh pure Sweet Cider.
h There Isn't such ;t pret< ntious assembling
; of good Teas in all the West. Any worthy
.variety you may call for; any blend you may
We <'1 tea of wondrous quality for 25e
}^Per pound for Mocha and Java Coffee that
cannot be matched elsewhere for 35c.
I'ev poijfld for the coffee drinker's delight
the ''Hoffman House" blend of superb Mocha
'dnd .1 1 ■ .1.
Herring, per lb 3e
■ Superior Trout, per lb 7c
v -cured Ham, per ib 0e
Ie iiiuu, i;sr lb 7<
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HERE IS THE BUDGET
< 'OMI'TftOM.KK M'CARDT SUBMITS
HIS AWI \l. ESTIMATE OF
LOWER THAN '97 ALLOWANCE. :
I.KSS INTEREST ON THE! KONOKD
JJN'.iT TO J:K PAID XE3CT
PART OK BONDS TO ISK It f-JFi XIIIOII. '
The Conference ComniiHe* 'rakes
I i» the Immediate < oriMi<lf;at!«»u
•it the Document.
The expenses fur conducting and ;
niHintainins- the city of St. Paul for j
the year 1898. as estimated toy the city
comptroller, will be $i,723,827, which
amount will be reduced by the Income
from licenses and other receipts to the j
general fund, amounting according to |
the comptroller's estimate to $375,000. j
so that the total sum necessary to be
laised by taxation will be $1,U48,827.
This sum, as compared with the esti
mate as allowed by the council for last
year, is $50,197 less, the estimate for
1897 as allowed by the council being
In the item for interest and sinking
fund the amount to be provided for in
the year 1597 was $410,000, the interest
on th<- bonded debt being $3'J9,lS."> and
for sinking- fund $10,815. For 189S the
interest on the bonded debt has de
creased to $392,585, and the provision
for the sinking fund is put in at $7,415,
a total of $400,000. The amount to be
paid by the board of water commis
sioners is $114,200, the same as 1897,
and the tax « slimate for next year Is
$295,800, or $10,000 less than for 1597.
The second Item, for the redemption
of bonds, provides for meeting the $373,
--500 which will become duo by refund
ing $300,000 at 4 per cent, these to be
cared for by the water board and plac
ed in the sinking fund of that depart
ment. Of the remaining bonds, $40,000
are to be paid from the sinking fund
and $33,500 from the general fund. The
$150,000 of bonds due in 1X97 were re
funded and placed in the water board
The third item, "to care for the cer
tificates of in<l»-btedness," as the comp
troller calls it, is the same as for 1897,
the *r,5,000 necessary for interest on the
lax levy certificates being paid from
the general fund.
The fourth item, for the support of
the fire department, is in the aggregate
the same as in 1897, $200,000, but. owing
to a balance of $10,000 in the fund, the
tax estimate is just that amount less
The fifth item, for the support of
the police department, is up to the
charter allowance, $185,000, but there is
a saving of $13,600 as compared with
1597, as there are no back salaries to
be settled for, which was the case then.
The sixth item, to provide for the
lighting of the city, is $114,000, or $44,500
less than in 1897, the decrease being
caused by the comptroller not having
$40,500 in back lighting bills to square
up and there being a saving of of $10,
--000 in the cost of gasoline lighting.
What is saved in the gasoline lighting
cost, however, is used in placing more
arc lights in the business part of the
cfty and retaining the gas lamps dis
placed for the outskirts of the city.
The seventh item, for the payment
of water bills, is the same as in 1597,
The eighth item, for the city's one
third of the cost of the poor, alms |
house and city hospital, the estimate
is $21,C67, just $1 more than in the 1897
The ninth and tenth items, for the
support of the public schools, are given
as $231,750, being the full two and one
half mills on the valuation and $2,000
less than in the estimate for 1897.
The eleventh item, for the building
inspector's department, is $300 less than
allowed in 1597, $5,900 being the sum
In the 1597 budget the health depart
ment was allowed $9,980, an additional
$1,000 being tacked on for additional
work in the inspection of garbage. For
IS9B the estimate is only $8,980.
The thirteenth item, for the city's one
half of the maintenance of the city hall
and court house, is $1,400 less than in
1897, the estimate for 1898 being $18,610.
The estimate for the workhouse fund
for 1898 is $25,000. In 1897 the estimate
was only $16,000, the fund having Jan.
1, 1597, a balance of $10,000 to its credit,
which is missing for next year.
The fifteenth item, for the engineering
department, is $25,100, which is an even
$100 more than allowed by the council
for 1597, although the engineer's salary
Is put at $5,000 for 1898, while it was
only $4,000 for 1597. This is owing to
a decision of the supreme court which
held the law reducing- the salary of the
engineer to be invalid.
The estimate for the board of public
works fund, item sixteen, is $13,620 as
against $17,100 for 1897, a saving of
$3,480, which amount and an extra,
thousand was added in 1897 to pay the
double salaries while the supreme court
was deciding whether there ought to
!>:■> one or four commissioners. The
1 stimate for 1898 also provides for
salaries of $2,500 for each member of
The seventeenth item,, for city offi
cers' salaries, is $49,780 for 1898, as
against $46,830 for 1897. The increase
of $2,950 in this department fund is ow
ing to the supreme court decision,
which knocked out the 10 per cent re
duction made by the council in a num
ber of the city officials' salaries in 1897.
The city treasurer, city clerk and cor
poration attorney will each get $500
more salary in 1898 than this year. The
ten clerks in the city treasurer's offlce
will be paid in the aggregate $660 more
in 1898. and $300 additional will be add
ed to the aggregate paid clerks in the
city clerk's offlce. The first assistant
In the corporation attorney's office win
draw ?250 more in IS9S than in 1897, and
the second and third assistants will
each get $120 more salary next year.
The street, sewer and bridge fund for
1898 will be the same as in 1897, $150,000.
The nineteen item, for bridge re
pair Cund, is put in the 1898 estimate for
$10,000. This is a reduction of $32,500
from the amount allowed by the coun
cil in 1897. The chances are, however,
that the council, if the conference does
not change this estimate, will add ma
terially to this sum. The city engineer
estimates that at least $200,000 will be
needed for repairs of bridges and a
number of the aldermen are talking of
$150,000 to be used in. widening the
south end of the Wabasha street
The twentieth item, for the payment
of judgments, is "boosted" $7,500 harder
than in the estimate for 1897, the
amount put in for 1,898 being $25,000.
The twenty-first item, for printing,
advertising and stationery, is increased,
as Col. Kiefer would put it, "three hurir
dred per cent." In the estimate for
1897 only $6,000 was required for this
fund while for 1898 the amount is put
in as $18,000.
For the municipal court fund, the
twenty-second item, the estimate for
LB9B is $12,900. or $322 more than for
1597. There are no back salaries to pay
for next year, as there were in 1897,
but the salaries of the two judges,
clerk, assistant clerk and stenographer
are $1,290. larger owing to the decision
if the supreme court.
The twenty-third item, for tli<> sup
r-ori of the public library, is put in the
THE SAfXT PAITt Gf.o3^ TUJSvSDAY? DECEMBER 14, I«^>7.
estimate at the same figure as for 1897. |
Under the head of general fund, the j
ttventy-fourth item, the aggregate
amount is the same as in 1597, §375.000.
The noticeable changes in the items
rraking up this fend arc a decrease of
$20,000 in the imprest fund: an in
cfea§a Of gSfrSSffiißg like $3,000 in the
city officers 1 salaries, the leaving out
of the item which, in 1597. gave $5,600
for boarding prisoners, and the addi
tion of a $35.C0d item for eieoiinn ex
.s which \v;s not necessary in the
budget for !S:<7. The estimated revenue
for the genera] fund for 1898 is the
same as for 1897, $375,000, although this
rear the comptroller recently stated
lfc<! revenue had fallen $36,000 short of
th'- estimate mad" by him in 1597.
The nirmnt-r.s of rh<> conference committee,
aa soon as called to order by Mayor Ooran. j
v.-. re provided with printed copies of the esti- |
mate by Ifee comptroller. .Vr. McCardy stai
cd that it was his duty to present an esti
mate of the expends for the coming year, aud
iil>l so. The estli::au? tiad beeu prepared by ]
];.:i! with the Idea to keep the expenses down !
p.iiU cause no increase in the tax levy rate !
?i r fS93. There vrii.s a. large amount of
bonds coming dn» and the estimate provided
for th< If being cared for by $3Uv,OiX)» being
refunded at 4 per font and taken by the
water beard i;i its sinking fund. The re
maining $73,600 would be cared for by $40,000
h f- i : ; tj paid from the sinking fund and the bal
anc" out of the genera! fund. Last year there |
had been much talk about thf School fund
being short, aud it had done the city a
deal of harm. The city of Mitffleapolid had
taken special pains to call the attention of
the country to the alleged shortage in the
St. Paul school fund, and through the As
sociated Press the news had been sent out
from that city reflecting on St. Paul. What
the Minneapolis people had prophesied would
happen to 3t. Paul and its schools bad came
to them, for It had been officially announced
that the schools in Minneapolis would be
forced to close early In the spring for Tack
of funds. There was, the comptroller said,
no occasion to talk about the shortage of
funds for schools in St. Paul. It was esti
mated that the income for the school fund
in 1897 would be about $400,000, and that esti
mate had been made good. There would be
no occasion to close the schools In St. Paul
in 1898 for lack of funds. President Zimmer
inann remarked, sotto voice, at this statement
of the comptroller, that "he was glad to hear
it." Continuing, the comptroller said it might
however, be wise to let up iii the repairs
on school buildings, as the income of the
building and repair fund had been largely
tn making up tin- estimate, the comptroller
said provision had been made for paying the
city officers the salaries for 1398, as provided
in the Dell charter. The decision of the su
preme i-ourt that the reductions made by the
council In salaries wns illegal, owing to the ]
un<onstitutionality of the law, had made thi3
necessary. Some of the officials had filed
claims for back pay under the decision of the
court, but he had not included the amount,
about. $7,000, in the budget. There was a pos
sibility, the comptroller said, that those of
ficials affected by the decision would net ask
for back pay at the old rates, although lie
favored their being paid to those entitled to it.
President Bement. of the water board,
wanted to adjourn until today. He had no:
brought his copt of last year's estimate with
him and wanted time- to examine the figures
presented by the comptroller for IS9B, so a3
to vote intelligently on the same. The mayor
comptroller and President Wheeloek, of the
park board, advocated going on with the
consideration of the budget. Xone of the
other members of the committee took the
same view as did Mr. Dement and the first
three items of the estimate were read and
adopted. Mr. Bement, Assemblyman Kirke
and the comptroller at this point drifted into
an argument as to the condition of the gener
al fund income fur 1898, as estimated by the
comptroller. Mr. Kirke said he understood
from a letter sent one of the council com
mittees that the general fund for 1597 had
fallen .short about $35,000, and as the esti
mate for 1898 contained the same amount as
did the previous one he would ask for an
explanation. Comptroller McCardy said tha
conference committee was now considering
the IS9B estimate and not the one made for
1897. Mr. Kirke, however, insisted on be
ing enlightened as to the reason for the
comptroller thinking that the general fund
revenue for IS9S would be larger than iov
1897. Mr. McCardy raised the point that
"prosperity had come" and that it was
reasonable under the "prosperity" cry to
estimate that more liquor and other licenses
would be taken out next year than there had
been this. Mr. Bement again suggested that
it would be much better for the committee
to look over the figures submitted by the
comptroller before going ahead, and renewed
his motion to adjourn. It Avas seconded and
carried this time and the committee adjourned
until this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Follow
ing is the budget:
First Item— lnterest and Sinking Fund-
Interest on bonded debt for
the year 1898 $392,585 $399,165
Singing fund 7.415 10,815
Less amount to be paid by
beard of water commission
ers 114,200 114,200
Tax estimate $286,800 $295,800
Second Item— Redemption of Bonds—
For redemption of the fol
lowing bonds issued:
March 15. 1873. due March 15,
1898; rate, 7 per cent 25,0C0
April, 1878, due April 1, 1898;
rate. 7 per cent 13,500
May 1, 1873, due May 1, 1898;
rate, 7 per cent 100,OCO
July 1, 1873, due July 1. 1S98;
rate, 7 per cent 100.0 CO
Xov. 21. IS6B. due Nov. 21,
1898; rate, 6 per cent 75,000
Dec. 23, 1868, due Dec. 23, 1898;
rate, 6 per cent 50.0C0
To be provided for as follows:
Amount to be refunded at 4
per cent, 10 years, and
placed in, water board sink
ing fund $300,000 $150,000
Amount to be paid from sink
ing fund 40.000
Aniound to be paid from gen
eral fund 33.500
Third Item — Certificates of Indebtedness,
Interest on tax levy certifi
cates of indebtedness $55,000 $55,0C0
Less amount to be paid from
general fund 55.000 55,000
Fourth Item — Fire Department Fund —
To provide for the support of
the fire department $200,000 $200,000
Less amount to be paid from
general fund $35,000
Less amount balance on hand
Dec. 31,1897 10,000 45.000 35,000
Tax estimate $155,000 $165,000
Fifth Item— Police Department Fund-
To provide for the support of
the police department $185,000 $198,600
Less amount to be paid from
the general fund 35.000 35.000
Tax estimate $150,000 $163,600
Sixth Item— To Provide for Lighting the
For 2,662 gas lamps at $23 per
For 3,250 gasoline lamps at
$8.34 per annum 27.105
For 120 arc lights at $0.9.50 per
For 85 arc lights at $94 per
For gas for public buildings.. $1,000
For 8 per cent interest on
$85,540, cost of gas mains,
posts, etc G. 543
For incidental expenses 1.496
/ Two handsome octavo volumes; >
(40 beautiful half-tone illustra- \
S tions; second shipment re- d»| af(
\ ceived yesterday. Per set, !KI M i <
j only V«/«V )
Chatterbox, '97 69c
Cambridge Poets 28c |
> Linwood * smos 1 8e >
i JHenty Books 30c
; Peloubef s Notes, 95..850
T»x estimate $114,000 $IS£SOO
Seventh 1 Item— Water Supply Fund—
I'ir Piymer.t of City Water
Ui! s —
Tax estimate • $*W»J $3,309
Kighth ltem^»'Board of Cantroi Fund—
Tc ProvJde for the Support of
the Poor, of tbe City
Pay 3 One-third- :
Estimate for eitv and county
hospital " JXi.OOO
I'stimate for alms house 10,000
Estimate lor o-uiside .aid 14,350
Estimate for' sactrres '. 5.050
Less amount to be paid by the
Tax estimate . $21,667 $21,000
Ninth and Tenth It€ms— School Fund—
For the support of th-? public
schools (being 2'-> «mills on
?92,7':i0.000 valuation; $231,750
Tax estimate.... $231,750 $233,730
It is estimated that it will require $15,000
to $20,000 with which* to Introduce free text
books into the public schools. There is not
sufficient income to t&e school fund at pres
ent under the 'ixisting rate of expenses to
warrant this expenditure out of the present
school fund. Therefore it can only be done,
as the law noV stands, by submitting the
questi'ti to the people, whether short-time
bonds running not over eighteen months sha.l
be issued for the purpose of increasing the
Eleventh Item— Building Inspector's De
partment Fund —
Inspector's salarr SI.SOO
Clerk hire, one at *.*«
Clerk hire, one at 78< >
Clerk hire, oil'! at ""0
Clerk hire, one at 840
Clerk hire, oue at "20
Offlce expenses I'W
Tax estimate $5.9*) 16,200
Twelfth Item— Health Department Fund-
Commissioner's salary $2,40)
Assistant romiuissiouer's salary. 1,200
Other employes' salary, one at.. 900
Other employes' salaries, four.. 2,8*)
Other employes' salaries, two . . 1,200
Office expenses 400
Tax estimate $8.93f» $10,080
Thirteenth Item— Court House and City
Hall Maintenance Fund—
For city's one-half of the expensetbereof:
Seven commissioners' salaries. $350
One custodian 600
Twelve janitors 3.600
Four elevator men 1.200
One carpenter -i l^*
One watchman 30*)
One gardener, six months "150
Light and heat .$6,500
Rlevator care 150
Ice i... 150
Repairs v 5,000
Tax estimate $18,610 $19,050
Fourteenth Item— Work House Fund—
One superintendent -•, $3,700
One assistant ah>d secretary .. 900
One ball master 720
Five guards at Jr,-K> 2,700
Ono foreman SW
One engineer 600
One night wntctimau 540
One cook and baker 648
One teamster 4SO
One matron 360
Supplies, clothing, fuel and oth
er expenses 11,512
Tax estimate $2G.000 $16,0C0
Fifteen rh Item — Engineering Department
Fund— Salaries —
1 City enginneer $5,000
1 Assistant engineer 2,000
1 Assistant engineer 1,800
1 Assistant engiueer 1,700
■ 1 Assistant engineer 1,500
1 Draftsman :. 1,0*)
3 Transitmen, $1.;Q20 «ach :i,i)6o.
1 Transitman ...." '. . 1,080
1 Assistant levelman 840
.", Rodmen, $720 each 2,160
.1 Rodman COO
1 Bookkeeper 1,080
.1 Stenographer SCO
1 Clerk 600
2 Chaimnen, $t>(>o each 1,200
'Miscellaneous expenses 500
Tax estimate ... $2.".. 100 $25,000
Sixteenth Item— Bofcfd of Ptrbiic AVorTts
4 Members '...SIO,OOO
1 Clerk 1,200
1 Clerk 7SO
a Clerks, $720 each 1,440
Office expenses .. ..., 2,000
Tax es-timate $13,620 $17,100
Seventeenth Item— City Officials' Salary-
Mayor !. $2,000
Mayor's secretary 1,200
Twenty members of common
counoil at $100 eachi 2,000
City comptroller 3,500
Four city comptroller's clerks . . 4,OiW
,City treasurer 5,000
Ten city treasurer's clerks .... 8,000
City clerk 5.000
Five clerks for city clerk 4.600
Corporation attorney 5,000
One assistant attorney 2,500
Two assistant attorneys, $1,200
Two clerks, $900 each I,SOO
Market Master 1,000
Market house janitor 780
Five fire commissioner's at ?100
Less amount to be • paid from
general fund ... , 29.750
Tax estimate $20,000
Eighteenth Item -Street, Sewer and Bridge
Maintenance Fund — As Provided by Law —
Tax estimate i $130,000 $150,000
Nineteenth Item— Bridge Rrpafr Fund— For
Repairing Bridges— ;
Tax estimate $10,000 $42,500
Twentieth Item— Judgment Fund — For Pay
ment of Judgments and Interest —
Tax estimate $25,000 $17,500
Twenty-First Item — For printing, advertis
ing and Stationary-
Tax estimate ■....: $IS.OOO $6,000
Twenty - S-econd Item — Municipal Court
Two Judges, $4,000 eaefi .SS*,OQO
One clerk 2.500'
One assistant clerk ... ;. 1,200
One reporter ... > 1,200
Tax estimate ...: $12,900 $12,578
Twenty-Third Item— Fot Support of the
Tax estimate $15,01)0 $15,000
Twenty-fourth Item— General Fund —
Armony' rent $3,600
Police station rent 1.200
Insurance fund 5,000
Garbage fund 20,000
Police fund 35.000
Interest fund 25,000
Fire department fund 35,000
City offlceis' salary 29,780
Certificate of indebtedness de
City park fund fiO.ooo
Redemption of bond 3 33:500
Election expenses, IS9B 35,000
Redemption certificates of sale
on exempt and illegally as
sessed property n.OOO
Total ....$375,000 $375,000
Estimated Income From the
Municipal court $20,000
Market house 2,000
Dog licenses 3.000
City clerk's receipts 2.000
Butchers' licenses 6,000
Interest on deposits 12,000
Liquor licenses 275.000
Miscellaneous ....^. •';■ 50,000
Total -f -..T $375,000 $375,000
1. Interest and.- sinking
fund :.---~ $255,500
2. Certificates of indebted
ness department 'fuud. 55,000
3. Fire department fund... 200,000
4. Police department -fund. 155.000
5. Lighting fund.' 114,000
fi. Water supply fund 2.500
7 Board of conttol fund... 21,667
8 and 9. Schoot'fumJ •••• 231,750
10. Building inspector's de
partment fund 5,900
11. Health department fund. 8,980
12 Court house and. city
hall maintenance [fund. 15.610
13. Workhouse fund 25,000
14. Engineering department
15. Board of public wprk3
16. City officers' salary fund 49,780
17 Street, sewer and bridge
maintenance fund 150.000
IS. Bridge repair fund 10_,000
19. Judgment fund 25,000
20. Printing and stationery
n Municipal enurt fund... 12,900
22. Library fund 15.000
23. General fund H50.220
Total $1,723.527 $1,771,324
Less general fund credit.... 375,008 373UXW
Amount necessary t3 be
raised by ux;uio!i $I,CIS,M'T *1,7A324
BOVSOTT IS LIFTED
LABOR'S BAN IS RKMOVEO FIUMI
THE METROHOIJT AN OPERA
HOISK AT 1-\ST.
STAGE HANDS JOIN A UNION
AND AGRRE TO LIVE IP TO THE
lIILES OF THE ORGANIZA
NO LONGER WILL ANY SENTRIES
Waleh tlie Portals of the "Met" to
Levy I'iiif.H on Off ending'
I tiiim Men.
The boycott levied against the Metro
politan opera house last winter by The
atrical Stage Employees' Union No.
20, of this city, was yesterday afternoon
declared off after a conference with Mr.
Scott and the employes of that theater.
The original cause of the difficulty was
an alleged discrimination against the
members of the union by the manage
ment, which finally involved Charles
Comiskey, manager and owner of the
St. Paul Base Ball club. The fight was
taken up by the trades and labor as
sembly, and the boycott has been vig
orously waged by organized labor
throughout the city. It will be remem
bered that Mr. Scott secured the ex
clusive franchise of the advertising
privileges at the ball Dark, and one of
the first advertisements to appear on
the inside fence was that of the Metro
politan opera house. Committees from
the assembly and the theatrical stage
employees' union waited upon Mr.
Comiskey, finally persuading that gen
tleman to paint the imposing but ob
noxious advertisement a snowlike
white, at a cost to himself, it Is claim
ed, of several hundred dollars. The set
tlement with Mr. Comiskey, however,
brought the difficulty no nearer a so
lution than before. The trades and
labor assembly, assisted by the stage
employes, posted men in the vicinity of
the opera house whose duty it was to
watch those who patronized that pleas
ure resort and report all members of
organized labor seen going Inside.
Finally, after the boycott had been
running nearly a year, negotiations
were opened to get the employes of the
house to join the union. Yesterday, as
stated above, the entire matter was
settled by every employe, from stage
carpenter and electrician down to the
scene shifter, signing a contract by
which they agreed to join No. 20 and
to, in future, abide by the by-laws and
constitution of both the local and in
ternational unions. The contest has
been a bitter one on the part of the
labor unions, and the information that
the differences existing between this
house and No. 20 has been amicably ad
justed is given for the first time in
this morning's Globe, and will no
doubt prove pleasant news to those
members of organized labor who
through loyalty to their cause have
held aloof from the Sixth street oDera
house during" the past year. All itera
tiire which has been distributed among
the different organizations throughout
the city and state will be called in and
the members of organized" labor notified
that the boycott has been withdrawn,
and the Metropolitan will in the future
be recognized as a union theater.
P. J. Geraghty, editor of the Minne
sota Union Advocate, left for Nash
ville, Term., last evening for the pur
pose of attending the conventon of the
American Federation of Labor. Mr.
Geraghty simply goes as a visitor.
PRISON INQIIRV RESIMED,
Sesnlons Will Hriiin n I the Prison
The commission appointed by Gov.
Clough, which has been for several
weeks investigating the abuses of pris
oners at the Stillwater prison, will to
day resume its sessions at the prison,
the session beginning at 10 a. m. The
first of the defensive testimony, prac
tically, is expected to be Introduced
The Minneapolis papers have recently
secured from John Moshik, the "con
genital criminal," who was recently
sentenced to be hanged for a recent
Minneapolis murder, the following story
concerning his life in Stillwater pripon:
"I was jailed often, many times being
Innocent, but you don't want that, so I
will get down to this last thing. In
Stillwater I was treated brutally. There
was a stool pigeon right next to me,
and he was always getting me into
trouble. He kept reporting me, and
many times when I had done nothing.
Once he reported me for talking, and
when the guards came, I told them he
was telling a lie, for the machine made
so much noise that I couldn't have been
heard where he stood. Well, they
wouldn't believe it, and I waa put in
the solitary. I was put with my hands
through the bars, about waist high,
and was chained to the door by the
wrists. They took off the chains at
night, but I was there three days.
'When I came out I passed the stool
pigeon, and he laughed at me. I made
a pass at him and he ducked, and then
there was a fight. Lemon came at me,
and one of the guards struck me with
a club that broke over my head. Glen
non kicked me, and kept striking me
with a cane. I guess I kicked some,
too, and then I was put in the solitary
again, and was there for three days
again. I tell you It was hard there.
When they let me out they robbed me,
too. There was a new law which
should have given me more money, but
I only got $25. The warden held out
$23.50 that I ought to have had.
•Well, when they let me out, I had a
paper shirt and a paper collar and a
paper suit of clothes. That's about
all they give you there."
Bound for Klondike.
A little band of sturdy Easterners bound
for the Klondike passed through St. Paul yes
terday leaving here- on the .afternoon North
ern Pacific train for Seattle. The party in
cluded Messrs. Boehme, Onions. Swanson.
Campbell, Olson, Finson, Smith and Travers,
and waa ' equipped with outfits and a num- '
ber of dogs, which will be used in transport-
Ing their stuff across the passes.
Monou Route to> Florida.
Florida will be more attractive than
ever this winter. The new orange
groves are now In bearing, supple
mented by olives, figs and pineapples.
Small hotels and cottages are abun
dant and living is Inexpensive. The
Mcnon has six trains from Chicago
daily; two via Louisville and four via
Cincinnati. Frank J. Reed, G. P. A.,
Chicago. L. X Sessions, N. W. P. A.,
Open for Inspection.
Just received the finest stock of
pipes, cigar and cigarette holders for
Christmas presents, at Adam Fetsch's,
Fifth and Robert.
V Have your Silverware artisti- «
(* cally designed and engraved at A
• 110 EAST SIXTH STREET. )
Important Christmas Silks.
Highest Grade Silks at prices that no competition can touch.
Clean, Fresh, New Silks in uneqiu-led assortments. Silks tor
Waists, Silks for Dresses, Silks for all purposes at extra special
prices this week.
These are the important features for Tuesday. Watch the
papers every day:
Waist Patterns of Fancy Silks— Plaids, Stripes, Checks and
Fancies, that would cost $4.00 and $5.00 if cut gj^ g^ mja mm
from the piece. Choice of any Waist Pattern Mfc^LP £
in this lot today, only v™ ■ ■ HJ
Waist Patterns of hig-hest grade Silks £ftt 0?| 6% &%
that would cost from $5.00 to $6.50 if cut from $£| J| %&,
the piece. Take your pick today for %U %& SI %J
Satins for Fancy Work — all shades, only 4-8 CG!9t3.
French Crepes for Scarfs, only 48 cents; value $1.00.
THE SALE OF BLACK SILKS
Was such an unbounded success that it will t>3 continued through
out the week.
Black Peau de Soie. I Black Satin Duchesse.
$1.00 quality for 69 Cents. 21-inch 31.00 quality for 69 cents.
$1.25 quality for 88 Cents. 22-inch 31.25 quality for 83 cents.
$1.50 quality for $|.|B. 22-inch 51. 50 quality for $1.18.
$1.75 quality for $1.28. 23-inch $1.75 quality for $1.28.
52.00 quality for $1.33. 24-inch 32.00 quality for $1.48.
Finest Black Satins in America, 30 inches wide $2 75
$3.00, $3.50 and $3.75.
Extra Heavy Black Rustle Taffetas: Fine BJack Poplins for Dresses:
SI.OO quality for 85 Cents- 52.25 quality for $1.75.
85c quality for 69 cents. $2.00 quality for $1.50.
75c quality for 59 cents- 51. 75 quality for $1.25
20 pieces Black Brocade Gros Grains will create a sensation
today at 59 Cents.
"Jouvin" Kid Gloves are the
best in the world. We are sole
agents in St. Paul.
THE GLOVE WONDER.
1,800 pairs of Imported Glace Kid
Gloves, with three patent clasps, and
newest embroidery, as good as any
$1.50 glove in this town, for
a pair while present stock lasts. All
the new color 3. Every pair war
Two great sales for Tuesday —
one day only:
125 dozen Ladies' Strictly Pure
Irish Lirten Hemstitched and Em
broidered Handkerchiefs, always sold
as leaders at 21 cents, for nearly
12 ; Gents
200 dozen Ladies' Strictly Pure
Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
handsome embroidery all around,
never sold for less than 2"c; all you
1 5 Gents
These are most extraordinary bar
gains and the chances are they'll be
sold out long before the store closes.
New Wash Goods
New Ginghams in Checks,
Stripes and Plaids, newest styles
for 1898, only 10 Cents.
New Percales in styles for
next season, full yard wide, only
Here's one of those offering's
that are unknown in other stores:
680 sample pieces of Silk Tapes
try, Cotton Tapestry and Wool Tapes
try, each piece 24 inches square; just
the size for Pillow Coverings. They
will be divided into three lots and
35c, 60c and $.100
each today. If bought from regular
MR. BOWE.VS PTPIIiS
Gay«« an Int<*reMtingr Recttnl at I'aik
, ( linr.li.
The pupils of Clarence Bowen gave
an enjoyable recital last evening in the
Park Congregational church, where a
fair audience gathered to hear them.
The amateurs were assisted by Mr.
Elehenlaub, of Faribault; Claude Mad
i den, violinist, and Miss Madden
Leach's "Let All Obey" was rendered by
George Sewall in a very Impressive
manner. Miss Alice Adrian followed
with Boardman's "Farewell, Margue
i rite" and did her part in a simple, un
affected manner which was pleasing to
a degree. Mr. Eichenlaub aroused
much interest as he was led before the
audience, and more when he gave out
his tones in the "Ora pro Nobfs," easily
and without embellishment. Upon be
ing recalled he played his own accom
; paniment for his encore. Miss Mac
Blntliff sang a suite of two numbers in
place of the quartette work which was
omitted owing to the absence of two of
Mr. Maddens characteristics as a
violinist are well known and were well
exemplified last night, especially in a
suite by Goldmark. He had a faculty
of giving the audience a comfortable
assurance that the last, as the first
note, will be drawn from his instru
ment with clearness and precision.
Robert J. Prescott entertained the
audience with a bracket of readings,
Riley's "The Old Band;" Nye's "Milk
! ing Story." and Mark Twain's "Buck
ing Horse." They were all given in the
spirit of their authors, but James Whit
comb Riley. perhaps, fared best with
the interpreter. An amusing, but brief
selection was given as an encore. Miss
Mac Bintliff sang Strelezki's "Happy
Days" with 'cello obllgato, in a gen
uinely sympathetic manner. Mr. Sew
all has a voice of warmth and richness,
handles his tones well, save that in
measures demanding added vigor he
fails to supply the demand. The fail
ure, however, seerr.3 to come from a
lack of effort rather than from a lack
of ability. He favored the audi'-nce
stock pieces would be
$3.00 a yard.
Special Sale of Uncovered
Down Pillows today:
16-inch, worth 50c, for 35 cents.
18-inch, worth 65c, for 43 cents.
20-inch, worth 30c, for 55 cents.
22-inch, worth $1.00, for 70 cents.
24-inch, worth $1.25, for 90 cents.
Utility, Beauty and Economy
combined in our great sale of
Christmas Dress Patterns. Hun
dreds were sold every day last
week and every one was a decid
ed bargain. They ought to
because we are selling them at
about One-third less than if
cut from the piece.
Full Dress Patterns for $1.75.
Full Dress Patterns for $2.00.
Full Dress Patterns for $2,25.
Full Dress Patterns for $2.50.
Full Dress Patterns for $2.75.
Full Dress Patterns for $3.00.
Full Dress Patterns for $4,00.
Full Dress Patterns for $5.00.
Full Dress Patterns for $7.50.
Full Dress Patterns for SIO.OO.
Fisk, Clark & Flagg's Newest Neck
wear, all styles, $1.00, $1.25 and
See our Neckwear at 75 Cents.
And don't overlook the big
which is made from Silks used in best
Plain Irish Linen Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, $1.75 l i e dozen.
Pure Irish Linen Initial Handker
chiefs, only $1.75 tne dozen.
Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
hand-embroidered Initials, $1.50 L
Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, plain
or Initialed, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Pique Gloves, $!.00.
Dent's English Gloves, $1.50.
Suspenders, Collar. 1 ? and Cuffs,
15a th Robes, Pajamas,
Fancy Night Shirts, Lined Gloves.
Field, Schlick & Co,
with an encore, rendering :< humorous
selection. Mr. Eichentaub's last con
tribution to th- concert w is a bracket
by Clay and Ga.briel,'Tl] Sing Thee
Songs of Araby," ami "Rememb
An occasional thinness of tone mars
the singer's performance at times,
though on the whole he is pie
Tht final number on the programme
was a solo, "Romanza," by Mr. Ma l
<]- n, and was ;in artistic perform
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